Conserve Nevada

Under Assembly Bill 84 passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2019, Conserve Nevada is a continuation and renewal of the State’s original conservation bond program, formerly known as the Conservation Bond Program (or Q1) enacted in 2002. Conserve Nevada supports the conservation and enhancement of Nevada’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources with funding awards to public and private projects that benefit all Nevadans and visitors. From creating fire-resilient landscapes and ecosystems, to protecting rivers and wetlands, to advancing sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities for families and visitors, to preserving historic and cultural treasures, the Conserve Nevada program will continue to cultivate a healthy, vibrant Nevada for generations to come.

 

Through the Conserve Nevada program, $217.5 million in bond proceeds will be leveraged over the next decade as follows:

  • $77.5 million in grants to nonprofits, local/county governments, and other agencies for projects to enhance recreational trails and facilities, acquire and protect environmentally sensitive land, improve river corridors and watersheds, improve wildlands to reduce fire risk, and protection of Nevada’s historic and cultural resources. 
  • $50 million will be used for projects at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Clark County Wetlands Park, Lower Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas Valley Rim Trail.
  • $60 million will be provided to the Nevada Division of State Parks and Nevada Department of Wildlife for improvements to wildlife habitat, wildlife facilities, and Nevada’s State Parks.
  • $30 million will be provided to the Nevada Division of Museums for improvements at Nevada’s Museums, including expansion of the Boulder City Railroad Museum and improvements at the East Ely Depot Museum.

 

Past Events

June 3, 2022 - Public Hearing on Regulation Adoption

March 22, 2022 - Public Workshop

 

History

Since 2002, Conserve Nevada has supported over 200 projects throughout the state, resulting in:

  • Over 100 miles of new recreational trails

  • More than 17,000 acres conserved for open space

  • Improvements at all of Nevada’s 27 state parks

  • Enhancements to Nevada’s 11 Wildlife Management Areas

  • Increased conservation efforts through wildlife habitat restoration and fish hatchery improvements
     

Click here to see an interactive map highlighting projects supported through this program.

 

Resources

Program forms

 

Program regulations

 

Click here if you would like to stay informed about important program updates, and follow @NevDCNR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #ConserveNevada.

You can also contact the Conserve Nevada Program Manager:

Brandon Bishop
Conserve Nevada Program Manager

Brandon.Bishop@dcnr.nv.gov
(775) 684-2707